Microelectronics, Sensing, and Information Technology

Currently Funded Centers

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with Howard University, Stanford University, and the University of Arkansas

The aim of the POETS ERC is to improve the electric power density available in tightly constrained mobile environments by integrating novel 3-D cooling circuitry, power converters, and algorithms for smart power management. 
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in partnership with Cornell University, the University of California at Berkeley, and California State University, Northridge

TANMS works to engineer a revolution in miniature electromagnetic electronics through development of a new class of nanoscale multiferroic materials.

The University of Arizona in partnership with the California Institute of Technology, Norfolk State University (HBCU), Tuskegee University (HBCU), the Universities of California in Berkeley, San Diego, and Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California

CIAN strives to overcome the access aggregation bottlenecks of today's optoelectronic networks by integrating optoelectronic subsystems into an advanced optical network that will provide high data rates at low cost while supporting a wide range of end-user needs and applications.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in partnership with Boston University and the University of New Mexico

Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications ERC develops fully controllable and tunable solid-state light sources that will enable energy savings through higher efficiency lighting sources and improved communication systems.

Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)

Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems

Advance the design, fabrication, and breadth of the applications for sensor-driven microsensors and systems through research, education, and interactions with industry

The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems

Revolutionize existing technology for detecting and imaging biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded in the human body to solve important real-world problems such as non-invasive breast cancer detection, underground pollution assessment, and explosives threat detection

Center for Power Electronics Systems

Provide leadership through global collaborative research and education for creating electric processing systems of the highest value to society

Integrated Media Systems Center

The mission of IMSC is to realize "Geo-Immersion," a new computing paradigm that enables humans to capture, model, and integrate real-world BIG data into a geo-realistic virtual replica of the world for immersive data access, querying, and analysis

High Performance Computing Collaboratory

Advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership between education, research, and service

Micro and Nanotechnology Lab

Provide advanced equipment to create, support, and sustain an environment that facilitates advanced research in nanophotonics, micro and nanoelectronics, MEMS and NEMS, and biomedical applications of nanotechnology

3D Systems Packaging Research Center

Exploratory research by faculty and graduate students with particular focus on: 1) leading-edge electronic and bio-electronic systems research, 2) cross-discipline education of students, and 3) industry collaborations with global companies focusing on a transformative systems technology called System-On-Package, pioneered by the Center

Data Storage Systems Center

Developing innovative technologies for the next generation of hard disk drives and nonvolatile memory systems

ERC on Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment

MIRTHE develops knowledge, technologies, and engineered systems based on mid-infrared (mid-IR) trace-gas spectroscopy that will provide unprecedented optical and chemical sensing capabilities for environmental monitoring, homeland security and medical diagnostics.

ERC for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere

CASA strives to Revolutionize our ability to observe, understand, and predict hazardous weather by creating distributed collaborative adaptive sensing (DCAS) networks that sample the atmosphere where and when end-user needs are greatest.